Job Posting UD Vegetable Crops Agent

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is seeking applicants for the position of Extension Agent II, Vegetable Crops.

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The Carvel Research and Education Center serves as the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ southern Agricultural Experiment Station and is located near Georgetown, Delaware. This well-equipped station, comprising 350 acres, is the primary facility for vegetable and grain crop research. Plant and Soil Sciences faculty and Cooperative Extension staff are located there and include a strong multidisciplinary vegetable team with expertise in weed science, irrigation, agronomy, plant pathology, plant breeding, and entomology. Cooperative Extension enjoys the support of a dynamic agricultural community.  The incumbent’s responsibilities will include interactions with the farmers and ag industry throughout Delaware. Major vegetables crops for Delaware include lima bean, snap beans, peas, sweet corn, spinach, tomatoes, pumpkins, watermelon, ethnic vegetables and more.

This position will be part of a dynamic team of specialists and agents working on vegetable crops important to Delaware’s agricultural community. Delaware is a regional leader in the production of fresh market and processing vegetable crops.  This position will work closely with the Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist to develop a research and outreach program to benefit vegetable producers in Delaware.